Another set of photos from a trip rescued from laptop. This trip lasted from 12 August to 18 August. Unfortunately nothing had been written. I have added a few captions, but for the most part, the photos will have to tell their own story.
Fortunately, I did write an entry in the logbook at the Cabin. It is included below.
Another solo trip for me. It gets easier every time. With the new refrigerator there was no need to go into town, so I didn't! The main idea was to relax. To aid this I finally got a full sized screened in canopy. Needless to say I will not be able to spend time up here during the buggy season without such a screened in structure ever again. Of course a permanent one would be much better, but, it allowed me to sit outside essentially the whole time. I spent very little time inside the Cabin.
I arrived 12 Aug around 9pm. The Cabin was not in good shape. It was very dirty inside including what looked like a mouse nest that had fallen from the ceiling. The refrigerator had been left closed with partial jugs of milk and half-and-half from gentlemen's weekend. It could have been much worse (if they had broken open!) but was still unpleasant.
The trip started hot and dry so the bugs were not too bad. The flies were annoying but bearable. I took a few hikes the highlights being finding a nice camp site on the north bank of the Sucker river (which I had to cross twice including over what looked like a new beaver dam under construction) and a bear sighting. At least I will claim I was within 100 yards of a bear. All I saw was the flash of what appeared to be a black rump disappearing into the underbrush.
The morning of the 17th included rain and cooling temperatures. The change in temperature was nice but it also seemed to bring out the mosquitoes. That was unpleasant. I explored a bit of the land associated with the Cabin on the south side of McCloud Grade. There is very little of interest over there.
The 18th was another nice day. I hiked out to the Barfield lakes which were as lovely as ever. The rest of the day was a lazy preparation for departing early on the 19th to return to the "real" world.